Discovery certificate for object 2016dap
TNS Astronomical Transient Report No. 2876 [ 2016TNSTR.476....1C ]

Date Received (UTC): 2016-07-19 15:27:02
Sender: Dr. Darryl Wright
Source Group: Pan-STARRS1

K. C. Chambers, M. E. Huber, H. Flewelling, E. A. Magnier, N. Primak, A. Schultz, (IfA, University of Hawaii), S. J. Smartt, K. W. Smith, (Queen's University Belfast), J. Tonry, C. Waters, (IfA, University of Hawaii) D. E. Wright, D. R. Young (Queen's University Belfast) report/s the discovery of a new astronomical transient.

IAU Designation: AT 2016dap
Discoverer internal name: PS16dck
Coordinates (J2000): RA = 15:19:03.040 (229.762667) DEC = -27:10:00.40 (-27.166778)
Discovery date: 2016-07-09 06:37:26 (JD=2457578.7759954)

Potential host galaxy: 2MASX J15190327-2709518
Host redshift: 0.068

Remarks: This transient was discovered during the citizen science project Supernova Hunters run by the Zooniverse. The candidate was identified by volunteers including 'jc3001', 'npollarolo' and 'nilium'.


Discovery (first detection):
Discovery date: 2016-07-09 06:37:26
Flux: 19.258 ABMag
Filter: w-PS1
Instrument: GPC1
Telescope: Pan-STARRS

Last non-detection:
Last non-detection date: 2016-06-28 12:00:00
Limiting flux: 22 ABMag
Filter: w-PS1
Instrument: GPC1
Telescope: Pan-STARRS

Details of the new object can be viewed here: